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Four-Alarm Red Salsa

Yield 3 cups (serving size: 3 tablespoons)
This is a fiery-hot salsa from L&J Cafe made from chile arbol, a dried chile.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce dried chile arbols, seeded
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatillos (about 2)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

Nutrition Information

  • calories 26
  • caloriesfromfat 10 %
  • fat 0.3 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.9 g
  • carbohydrate 5.5 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 167 mg
  • calcium 17 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine chiles and boiling water; let stand 30 minutes. Drain.

  2. Combine chiles, onion, and next 6 ingredients (onion through garlic) in a medium saucepan. Place over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat; cool 15 minutes. Place onion mixture in a blender or food processor; process until blended (do not overblend). Add tomato sauce; stir well.